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Archbishop and Moderator sign Columba Declaration

Monday 28th November 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Russell Barr, signed the Columba Declaration today.

The Declaration marks the Church of England and the Church of Scotland’s mutual acknowledgment of each other as ‘belonging to the One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ and truly participating in the apostolic ministry and mission of the whole people of God.’

Among the mutual commitments the Churches make in the Declaration, all building on the foundational one: ‘We commit ourselves to grow together in communion and to strengthen our partnership in mission.’

The signing took place during a ceremony at Crown Court Church in central London.



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